The Walkerton Capitals Jr. ‘C’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Craig Spence and Austin Drew! Both Spence and Drew come to the Capitals from the Blenheim Blades Jr. ‘C’ Hockey Club.
Craig Spence, a 6’2, 190 pound right shot overage defensemen, comes to the Capitals with an extensive hockey resume. Craig hails from Chatham, Ontario, who was originally selected in the 7th round (128th overall) by the Mississauga Steelheads in the 2018 OHL Priority Draft, has suited up for 128 games with the Chatham Maroons Jr. ‘B’, 48 games with the Georgetown Raiders OJHL Jr. ‘A’, and most recently with the Blenheim Blades Jr. ‘C’ where he accumulated over a point per game. Spence also played an integral role in the success of the 2021-2022 GOJHL Jr. ‘B’ Chatham Maroons team that won the Western Conference, and made their way to the All Ontario Sutherland Cup Final.
Austin Drew, a 2005 born, 5’9, 150 pound left shot speedy centreman, comes to the Capitals in hopes of making the Walkerton Capitals his home for the foreseeable future. Austin, born in Merlin, Ontario, amassed 41 points in 37 games as a 17 year old last season with the Blenheim Blades and was a big part of the teams success. Drew was also an affiliated player with the Chatham Maroons Jr. ‘B’.
Following the transaction, General Manager Jordan Turcotte had this to say: “I’d like to thank Blenheim General Manager Bob Price for working with me on this deal and continuing to give Craig and Austin a place to play hockey. Both Craig and Austin are great hockey players, but they’re even better kids – they are the kind of kids you want to build a team around from a skill and a personal aspect. I am beyond excited to have had acquired both of these individuals to join our hockey club; they definitely provide our organization with a head start from last season, and I hope that this is a sign of even more great things to come!”
Please help us welcome both Craig and Austin to Walkerton and to our Capitals organization!